Accessibility

Legislation

State bills related to Equal Access and Reasonable Accommodations

 

AB 999 -Disability access: statutory damages: small businesses: technical violations
DRC Oppose

Existing law prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and imposes minimum statutory damages for construction-related accessibility claims if a violation of an accessibility standard denies a plaintiff with a disability full and equal access to the place of public accommodation on a particular occasion.

AB 999 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 999 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 1514 - Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
DRC Support

The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) provides assistive telecommunications equipment. The mission of the program is to provide access to basic telephone service for the deaf and hard of hearing.

AB 1514 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 1514 Position Letter (rtf)

 

AB 497 - Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program
DRC Support

AB 497 would extend the California Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program to provide access to basic telephone service for Californians who have difficulty using the telephone.

AB 497 Position Letter (pdf)
AB 497 Position Letter (rtf)

 

SB 735 Public social services: accommodation: notification
DRC Support

Longstanding state and federal law prohibit disability-based discrimination by state and local governmental entities. The same law requires that governmental entities provide reasonable modifications in policies and practices to people with disabilities to ensure that they have equal access to government services.

SB 735 Position Letter (pdf)
SB 735 Position Letter (rtf)